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Sale, Richard 1946-

Overview
Works: 140 works in 525 publications in 5 languages and 10,320 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Field guides  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  History  Biographies  Humor  Aerial views 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Photographer, Other, Director, Editor, Creator
Classifications: QL695, 590.9113
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Sale
Italiaanse meren by Richard Sale( )

39 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Provence & Côte d'Azur by Richard Sale( )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete guide to Arctic wildlife by Richard Sale( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiefly a field guide to Arctic birds and mammals
Everest and conquest in the Himalaya : science and courage on the world's highest mountain by Richard Sale( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating study of the dramatic history of Everest climbs describes in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in scientific knowledge that made the conquest possible. Their account gives a compelling insight into the science of mountaineering as well as the physical and psychological challenges faced
The gyrfalcon by E Potapov( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gyrfalcon is the largest of the world's falcons. It is a bird of tremendous beauty, power and presence, the physical embodiment of its wild and dramatic Arctic habitat. It occurs across the whole Arctic region, from Greenland and Iceland through northern Scandinavia and across Siberia and northern Canada, frequenting the high tundra and extreme north of the boreal forest zone. It is a formidable predator, taking birds as large as Capercaillies and swans, and mammals as large as young Arctic foxes, and is traditionally the hunting bird of choice for kings and emperors - especially the rare and stunning white form of the species." "This book looks in detail at the life of the Gyrfalcon - its systemics and taxonomy, distribution, habitat preferences, hunting methods, breeding behaviour, status, and historical and present associations with people. This highly readable and exhaustively researched monograph is illustrated with numerous photographs, line drawings and text figures. This book will appeal greatly to anyone with an interest in birds of prey, and especially to those who admire this magnificent raptor."--BOOK JACKET
The scramble for the Arctic : ownership, exploitation and conflict in the far north by Richard Sale( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 2007, the world reacted with consternation as Russia planted a flag beneath the ice of the North Pole, symbolizing the Kremlin's claim to the Arctic with its vast mineral resources, and firing the starting gun on the world's last colonial scramble. With the map literally being redrawn by global warming, the ownership of the Arctic will be one of the defining issues of the next decade
Explorers : [a photographic history of exploration] by Richard Sale( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a chronological overview of exploration since the late nineteenth century, detailing the successful and failed expeditions that traveled the globe across terrains including ice, peaks, deserts, jungles, seas, and underworlds
The Arctic : the complete story by Richard Sale( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[D]ivided into chapters which explore the natural environment of the Arctic-the underlying geology, snow and ice, the climate and atmospheric phenomena-before considering human settlement and exploration." Also considers "human settlement and exploration", and looks "at travel to the various countries which fringe the Arctic."--Page 2 of cover
Ibiza & Formentera by Richard Sale( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorset by Richard Sale( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisehåndbøker med mange fargebilder, faktabokser og opplysninger om severdigheter av ymse slag. Inneholder også forslag til reiseruter, dagsturer osv
The xenophobe's guide to the Icelanders by Richard Sale( )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insightful, humorous look at Icelandic character and values. ""Not only has an Icelander held the title of World's Strongest Man, but there have been several Icelandic Miss Worlds. There have also been a surprising number of Icelandic chess grandmasters, and Iceland has more writers and artists per capita than any other country on earth. These facts reinforce the Icelanders' belief that they are a nation of strong, beautiful and intelligent people.""""The essence of Icelandic conversation is the insult. Ice
The visitor's guide to the Cotswolds by Richard Sale( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the ends of the Earth : the history of Polar exploration by Richard Sale( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To the Ends of the Earth" provides an insight into the early history of the Polar regions, and tells the stories of man's first exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic, and subsequent expeditions
Somerset by Richard Sale( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisehåndbøker med mange fargebilder, faktabokser og opplysninger om severdigheter av ymse slag. Inneholder også forslag til reiseruter, dagsturer osv
Wildlife of the Arctic by Richard Sale( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildlife of the Arctic is an accessible and richly illustrated pocket-sized photographic field guide to the birds, land and sea mammals, and plants and lichens of the northern polar region--including Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, and Russia. Written and illustrated by naturalists with extensive Arctic experience, this handy book features detailed facing-page descriptions of each species, including information about identification, range, distribution, and breeding and wintering grounds. A substantial introduction explains the area covered, with information on the poles, geology, snow and ice, auroras, and the influence of global warming. This portable, user-friendly guide is the perfect companion for birders, ecotourists, and cruise-line passengers visiting the Arctic Circle and other areas of the far north. An accessible and richly illustrated pocket-sized photographic field guide to Arctic wildlife; Features more than 800 color photos illustrating more than 250 bird species, 60 land mammals, and 30 seals and whales; Includes extensive facing-page species descriptions and identification information; Provides an overview of the Arctic region, with information on the poles, geology, snow and ice, auroras, and the influence of global warming; Explores each family of birds and mammals, and has sections covering fish, insects, plants, and lichens. --
A guide to the Cotswolds by Richard Sale( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dartmoor : the official National park guide by Richard Sale( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The snowy owl by E Potapov( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Snowy Owl - possibly the world's sexiest bird - needs little introduction. This massive white owl breeds throughout the Arctic, wherever there are voles or lemmings to hunt, from Scandinavia through northern Russia to Canada and Greenland. Southerly movements in winter see North American birds travel as far south as the northern United States, while infrequent vagrants on the Shetlands and other northern isles are a magnet for birders. The Snowy Owl gives this popular bird the full Poyser treatment, with sections on morphology, distribution, palaeontology and evolution, habitat, breeding
Polar reaches : the history of Arctic and Antarctic exploration by Richard Sale( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Polar Reaches tells the full story of the history of exploration of both the Arctic and Antarctic, revealing within its pages that the better-known phenomenal and amazing stories are not so unusual as they seem." "Scurvy, bad weather, and poor decisions frequently led to desperate situations. The men led by Adolphus Greeley were less fortunate than those on the Endurance: of twenty-five who set out, only seven were alive after three years in the harsh Arctic environment, during which they were reduced to eating boot leather, tallow, lichen, and - it was suspected - their dead comrades." "Still, new expeditions were regularly financed and, between the sixteenth and early twentieth centuries, the lands that were previously known largely through legend - the Arctic and Antarctic - were successfully explored and thoroughly mapped. Unfortunately, financial gain was often the incentive for these explorations. Whole populations of whales, seals, and other fur-bearing mammals were decimated as a result. Native peoples were captured and taken back to Europe to be put on display where, invariably, they sickened and died. European and American explorers often displayed a condescending attitude towards those they met; and many British parties suffered needlessly because they insisted upon maintaining their country's traditions rather than follow the examples of the indigenous people they encountered."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Italiaanse meren
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Provence & Côte d'AzurA complete guide to Arctic wildlifeEverest and conquest in the Himalaya : science and courage on the world's highest mountainThe gyrfalconThe scramble for the Arctic : ownership, exploitation and conflict in the far northExplorers : [a photographic history of exploration]The Arctic : the complete storyIbiza & Formentera
Alternative Names
Sejl, Ričard.

Languages
English (194)

Dutch (17)

Polish (4)

Russian (2)

German (1)